Metaphysical Bible Interpretation of Proverbs Chapter 9
Metaphysically Interpreting Proverbs 9:7-12
9:7He that correcteth a scoffer getteth to himself reviling;
And he that reproveth a wicked man getteth himself a blot.
9:8Reprove not a scoffer, lest he hate thee:
Reprove a wise man, and he will love thee.
9:9Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser:
Teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.
9:10The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom;
And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
9:11For by me thy days shall be multiplied,
And the years of thy life shall be increased.
9:12If thou art wise, thou art wise for thyself;
And if thou scoffest, thou alone shalt bear it.
September 21, 1947: Prov. 9:10
When is it advisable for us to surrender fear? When our desire to do right has become habitual and we love the good for its own sake. Until that time comes, we can use fear as a deterrent to wrongdoing.
What fear is the beginning of wisdom? The fear of running counter to the divine law and of making trouble for ourselves. He who realizes the inexorableness of divine law has no wish to incur its penalties.
What understanding must we have in order to live well and truly? The understanding that right is the only true way of life and that a desire to align ourselves with all that is good and upright constitutes “knowledge of the Holy One.”
Transcribed by Lloyd Kinder on 10-28-2013